Evidence that elevated temperatures can lead to increased mortality and morbidity is well documented, with population vulnerability being location specific. The elderly are particular vulnerable to extreme heat stress.
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Furthermore, in this publication you can find a selection of adaptation case studies with some of the most representative practices.
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The county of Sogn og Fjordane frequently experiences avalanches and landslides, storm surges and flooding.
Four pillars to Hamburg’s Green Roof Strategy: financial incentive, dialogue, regulation and science
In response to climate change, one of Hamburg’s objectives is to become greener, in the city and on the roofs. In this context, Hamburg is the first German city to have developed a comprehensive Green Roof Strategy.
Optimization of the mix of private and public funding to realise climate adaptation measures in Malmö
Malmö is experiencing negative effects from climate change due to rising temperatures and excessive rainfall.
Bratislava has received funding from “EEA Grants and Norway Grants” (hereafter called EEA Grants) for an urban climate adaptation project.
Herdade do Freixo do Meio is an organic certified farm of 440 hectares located in the Alentejo region in the south of Portugal, a region characterized by the multifunctional agro-silvo-pastoral system of cork and holm oak trees, named montado.
In Germany, for a long time a single fee for both rainwater and wastewater was levied in all communities.
The Saimaa ringed seal (Phoca hispida saimensis) is an endemic sub-species, a relict of last ice age that lives only in Finland in the fragmented Saimaa freshwater lake complex.
The Watermachine: multifunctional area for flood protection and improved water quality - Kristalbad, Enschede
Kristalbad is an area of about 40 hectares located in the east of the Netherlands between the cities of Enschede (160.000 inhabitants) and Hengelo (81.000 inhabitants).